Weird Tip That Really Works: For Perfect Bacon, Add a Little Water to the Pan | The Kitchn
Preserving Garlic for the Winter "This garlic tastes FRESH. If you've ever bought a jar of minced garlic or peeled cloves in oil or vinegar, this doesn't resemble any of those things"
Jello Icing ~ 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1-2 Tablespoons of hot water. Stir in 1 to 1-1/2 Tablespoons of Jello powder into the icing until it reaches the desired color then thin it out a little more with hot water. The Jello powder does make the icing thicker, so you will have to adjust the moisture as necessary.
Tip: How to soften butter quickly. Don't put in microwave since it may over soften or cause melting. Roll b/t sheets of wax paper for perfectly softened butter, ready for beating.
How to pick a good watermelon
another pinner said: "my mom does this-Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. I do this with strawberries and they last for weeks!"